This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691624
Welcome to www.solar-district-heating.eu, the website of the Horizon 2020 project 'SDHp2m – solar district heating … from policy to market' and the Intelligent Energy precursor projects 'SDHtake-off' and 'SDHplus'. These projects are supporting the market rollout of solar district heating in Europe.
This website provides you with updated news and informations on solar district heating as well as projects products and services presented here according to the projects progress.
Poland: solar for more efficient district heating networks
Solar district heating has great opportunities in Poland as a key technology to lower air pollution levels in cities. Aneta Więcka from the Polish Institute for Renewable Energy emphasised in this interview that costs of high-quality coal are raising and financial support for demonstration plants is available.
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Interview with the region of Thuringia, SDHp2m project partner
The region of Thuringia in Germany is one of three EU regions whose regulatory regional authority is a project partner of SDHp2m. Euroheat & Power had the opportunity to interview one of the representatives from the regional government of Thuringia, Mr. Martin Siewert, about the motivation of the region to be a project partner.
Silkeborg: Record-breaking solar district heating plant in operation
In Silkeborg, Denmark, the world’s largest solar thermal plant has been delivered at the end of 2016 as planned. With 156 694 m² this new record-breaking plant is more than twice the size of the largest until now in Vojens, also delivered by Arcon-Sunmark in 2014.
“Hot stuff!” - An aquifer heat storage for Hamburg
The SDHp2m partners Hamburg Institut and PlanEnergi have worked on a strategy to introduce renewable energies in Hamburg’s district heating system. A key element of the strategy is a heat storage for industrial waste heat and solar heat in a salty aquifer.
Overview of EU-funded heating and cooling projects now available
A number of activities and projects funded by EU programmes are supporting the EU heating and cooling strategy adopted in early 2016. For the first time a single document has been drafted by the European Commission providing an overview of the EU-funded projects in the area of heating and cooling for calls between 2011 and 2016. The document is available here.
Solar district heating made in Denmark – since 1988
In Denmark more than 1.3 million square meters of solar collectors are connected to district heating. A map as well as the summary of this success story of solar district heating is now available on a webpage.
Bulgaria: Could solar thermal energy heat all of Sofia?
IZEB represents Bulgaria in the Horizon 2020 project SDHp2m, which aims to promote the use of solar district heating across Europe. After the 2015 release of a study on the solar thermal potential of the entire country, the institute published another one in mid-December 2016 about Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.
Canada: Solar district heat meets community’s entire space heating demand
The Canadian Drake Landing Solar Community has hit a new performance milestone, recording its first year of solar-only space heating during heating season 2015-2016. The community’s SDH plant, which has been in operation since 2007, was initially designed to achieve a solar fraction of 92 to 93 % for space heat in an average year. System improvements have increased that share and have made last winter the first time that solar energy was able to meet 100 % of the space heating requirements of the 52 energy-efficient residential buildings.
Switzerland: borehole storage regeneration and solar district heating as solar thermal’s ray of hope
As 2017 funding for solar heat incentives remains in doubt in several cantons and the priorities of the country´s energy policy haven’t been announced yet, the market outlook for solar thermal has not been very encouraging. But there seems to be a ray of hope in the form of low-temperature collectors for borehole regeneration and solar district heating.
Interview with the region of Styria, SDHp2m project partner
SDHp2m is a H2020 European Project whose name stands for Solar District Heating (SDH) and actions from Policy to Market. The region of Styria in Austria is one of three EU regions whose regulatory regional authority is a project partner of SDHp2m. Euroheat & Power had the opportunity to interview one of the representatives from the Provincial Government of Styria, Mr. Dieter Preiß, about the experience of this region so far as a project partner.
Save the date! The 5th International Solar District Heating Conference will take place on 11 and 12 April 2018 in Graz, Austria.
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